Mr Justin Jarmola > Chambers of Elizabeth Isaacs KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Elizabeth Isaacs KC
St Ives Chambers
1-3 WHITTALL STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6DH
England

Work Department

Justin Jarmola is a Barrister specialising in Criminal law, Regulatory law and Personal Injury.

Position

Justin is regularly instructed in cases alleging Homicide, Drug Importation and Supply, High Value Dishonesty, Grave Violence and Sexual Offending.

Whilst the majority of Justin’s practice consists of representing those accused of crime, he also prosecutes a wide range of matters involving Grave Violence and Drugs as a Level 3 Prosecutor.

Justin is the Deputy Head of the Criminal Practice Group, and one of Chambers’ Pupil Supervisors.

Career

Year of Call:  2009

Criminal Law

 

Justin is regularly instructed in cases alleging Homicide, Drug Importation and Supply, Serious Violence, Sexual Offending and Fraud.

Whilst the majority of Justin’s practice consists of representing those accused of crime, he also prosecutes a wide range of matters involving Drugs and Serious Violence as a Level 3 Prosecutor.

Justin is one of Chambers accredited Pupil Supervisors, having qualified in 2018 and supervising his first Pupil in 2019.

Notable Cases

Homicide.

 

Operation Baritone (2021)

Instructed in this ongoing multi-handed case in the Crown Court at Wolverhampton, prosecuted by Silk and Junior, on behalf of an individual accused of a shooting murder.

Operation Vale (2021)

Instructed in this ongoing multi-handed case in the Crown Court at Birmingham, prosecuted by Silk and Junior, on behalf of an individual accused of a shooting murder.

Operation Thallium (2021)

Led Junior, in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual accused of a stabbing murder. Prosecuted by Silk and Junior. Forensic analysis of a large volume of CCTV footage undertaken. The case received national press coverage.

Operation Tranquil (2020)

Led by Dafydd Enoch KC, for the Prosecution, in this multi-handed four-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, where four men were accused of the homicide of a young man outside a nightclub in Solihull. Detailed legal analysis of the law post-Jogee, as it relates to manslaughter. The case received national press coverage.

R v SM (2020)

Instructed on behalf of an individual charged with causing death by dangerous driving, in the Crown Court at Warwick. Careful consideration of expert evidence in respect of speed, tyre-pressure and drug use. The case received national press coverage.

Operation Pyramid (2020)

Led by Ben Douglas-Jones KC for the Prosecution, in the Crown Court at Birmingham. The two accused jointly committed a one-punch manslaughter during the course of a robbery. Legal argument ventilated in respect of “Battered Woman Syndrome”, a central plank of one Defendant’s defence.  The case received regional press coverage.

R v PG (2020)

Instructed on behalf of an individual charged with causing death by dangerous driving, in the Crown Court at Northampton. Careful consideration of expert evidence in respect of fatigue undertaken. The case received regional press coverage.

Operation Alborz (2019-2020)

Led Junior, in this multi-handed eight-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual accused of a shooting murder. Prosecuted by Silk and Junior, before a High Court Judge. Vast amounts of telematics, telephonic, cell-site and CCTV evidence required forensic analysis. The case received national press coverage.

Operation Decibel (2019)

Led Junior, in this multi-handed four-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with murder and possession of a machete. Prosecuted by Silk and Junior, before a High Court Judge. Vast amounts of evidence had to be analysed, particularly in respect of CCTV, telephonic and cell-site data. The case received regional press coverage.

Operation Plym (2018-2019)

Led Junior, in this multi-handed eight-week trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual regarding allegations of murder, manslaughter and conspiracy to rob. Prosecuted by Silk and Junior, before a High Court Judge. Thousands of pages of evidence required analysis, particularly in respect of telephonic and cell-site data. The case received national press coverage.

Drugs.

 

Operation Centara (2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Worcester, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply drugs.

Operation Boreas (2019-2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution listed for twelve weeks in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply drugs and firearms. Prosecuted by Silk and two Junior Counsel, with approximately 500,000 pages of evidence.

Operation Jussory (2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with conspiring to import approximately £30 million of class ‘A’ drugs into the United Kingdom from Europe.

Operation Hogg (2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Stafford, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply drugs.

Operation Aston (2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Aylesbury, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply drugs. Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel.

Operation Tafius (2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply drugs. Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel.

Operation Incant (2020-2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution listed for six weeks in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply class ‘A’ drugs in and around the Black Country. Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel.

Operation Vision (2020)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Wolverhampton, on behalf of an individual charged with multiple conspiracies to supply class ‘A’ drugs in and around the Black Country. Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel.

Operation Halmist (2020)

Represented a Youth, in the Crown Court at Wood Green, prosecuted by two Junior Counsel in respect of a large-scale multi-handed County Lines drug conspiracy. The accused were alleged to be involved in the supply of class ‘A’ drugs in London and Essex. Argument pertaining to Modern Slavery claims ventilated.

Operation Hela (2020)

Instructed, by the Prosecution, in this multi-handed case in the Crown Court at Worcester. The accused were involved in multiple County Lines drug conspiracies in Worcestershire, operating from a base in the West Midlands. Significant legal argument was advanced to nullify abuse arguments relating to Modern Slavery claims.

R v SG & Ors. (2020)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, charged with conspiring to supply class ‘A’ drugs, having been found in possession of approximately twenty million pounds of cocaine. The case received national press coverage.

R v PB & Ors. (2020)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Isleworth, charged with importing heroin into the United Kingdom via Heathrow Airport.

Operation Hornet (2019)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, who was charged with a large-scale conspiracy to supply cocaine. Undercover Police Operatives, having established a landscaping business as cover, were deployed for over one year to infiltrate an alleged cocaine supply network in and around the Black Country. The trial received regional press coverage.

Operation Venom (2019)

Represented an individual, in this multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Gloucester, charged with a large-scale County Lines drug conspiracy. The allegation was that the accused were involved in the supply of class ‘A’ drugs in and around Gloucestershire, operating from a base in the West Midlands. The case received regional press coverage.

Operation Zumeta (2018)

A multi-handed five-week trial, prosecuted by Silk and Junior in the Crown Court at Birmingham. Justin represented a prisoner charged with conspiring to convey drugs and other illegal articles into prisons using drone technology. Approximately 60,000 pages of evidence had to be considered, due to the large number of Defendants and prolific number of mobile telephones involved in the case. The case received national press coverage.

Operation Mohawk (2018)

Led Junior, representing an individual charged with conspiracy to supply drugs in this multi-handed five-week trial in the Crown Court at Worcester. Prosecuted by Silk and two Junior Counsel. Approximately 140,000 pages of evidence had to be considered, due to the overlap in mobile telephone communications between different alleged Organised Crime Groups (prosecuted in sequential trials). The case received regional press coverage.

Operation Emboss (2018)

Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel, in this multi-handed sixteen-week case in the Crown Court at Birmingham. Justin represented an individual charged with conspiracy to import drugs into the United Kingdom from Europe, and conspiracy to supply drugs within the West Midlands area. The case received regional press coverage.

 

Dishonesty.

 

Operation Sunbeam (2021)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Wolverhampton, on behalf of an individual alleged to be part of an OCG which planned and executed hundreds of dwelling burglaries.

R v KKL & Ors. (2020)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with transferring over £200,000 of criminal property.

R v BG & Ors. (2020)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with possessing over £600,000 of criminal property.

R v CF & Ors. (2020-2022)

 Instructed, in this multi-handed trial, listed for ten weeks in the Crown Court at Birmingham, on behalf of an individual charged with defrauding broadcasters of subscription-based television services. The case, a private prosecution brought on behalf of the Premier League and prosecuted by two Junior Counsel, alleges that millions of pounds were defrauded over the course of many years.

R v SB (2019)

Represented an individual, in this week-long trial in the Crown Court at Warwick, charged with having stolen over £130,000 from her Father, coupled with perverting the course of justice. Forensic analysis of financial statements, and significant legal argument in respect of hearsay advanced. The case received national press coverage.

 

R v SK & Ors. (2019)

Led Junior, in this multi-handed four-week trial in the Crown Court at Warwick, on behalf of an individual charged with defrauding broadcasters of subscription-based television services between 2008 and 2018. The case, a private prosecution brought on behalf of the Premier League and prosecuted by two Junior Counsel, involved defrauding broadcasters of over ten million pounds. The case received international press coverage.

 Operation Newton (2018)

A multi-handed prosecution in the Crown Court at Stafford. Justin represented an individual charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. The allegation was that an Organised Crime Group planned and executed a number of dwelling-house burglaries, in order to steal high performance cars. Approximately 110,000 pages of evidence required analysis.

Operation Union (2018)

Prosecuted by two Junior Counsel, in this multi-handed twelve-week case in the Crown Court at Birmingham. Justin represented an individual charged with conspiracy to commit fraud to a value of over £500,000, and perverting the course of justice. Approximately 65,000 pages of evidence had to be considered, with the case receiving national press coverage.

 

Sexual Offending & Grave Violence.

 

R v JH & Ors. (2020)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution listed for two in the Crown Court at Stoke-on-Trent, on behalf of an individual charged with gang-raping a stranger in a public park.

 R v TK & Ors. (2020)

Instructed, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution listed for six weeks in the Crown Court at Snaresbrook, on behalf of an individual charged with offences of violent disorder, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a knife.

R v KB (2019)

Represented an individual, at trial in the Crown Court at Birmingham, charged with multiple counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child. Significant legal argument in respect of character was ventilated, together with forensic analysis of mobile telephone and social media communications between the individuals.

R v AM (2019)

Prosecuted an individual, in this multi-week trial in the Crown Court at Warwick, accused of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm to his then partner by strangling her to the point of unconsciousness on three sequential occasions. Consideration of expert forensic medical evidence on the mechanism, pressure and consequences of strangulation.

R v JS & Anor. (2019)

A multi-handed three-week trial in the Crown Court at Wolverhampton. Justin represented an individual, employed within a Local Authority Care Home, who was alleged to have ill-treated residents who lacked capacity by abusing them physically and emotionally.

R v IS (2018)

Represented an individual, in the Crown Court at Birmingham, charged with stabbing a stranger in the neck in a nightclub, severing their jugular. Legal argument was advanced at trial to exclude identification and expert evidence, upon which the Prosecution founded much of their case.

R v DM (2018)

Represented an individual, in the Crown Court at Coventry, charged with multiple counts of assault by penetration upon a child family member. Due to significant disclosure failures, which were only discovered through the combination of the cross-examination of the complainant, her Mother and a Police Officer, the jury was discharged.

Recommendations:

Legal 500 2021: “A hard-working, assertive and persuasive advocate who identifies case issues early and is able to present them attractively.”

Legal 500 2020: “Tenacious and committed in every case.”

Legal 500 2019: “Very experienced in cases involving multi-defendant drugs conspiracies.”

Legal 500 2018: “Very experienced in cases involving multi-defendant drugs conspiracies.”

Languages

English

Education

The University of Manchester BA Hons Law with Politics

Manchester Metropolitan University BVC

CPS Advocate Panel – Level 3

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Justin JarmolaSt Ives Chambers ‘Justin has a very engaging manner which stands him in good stead with both judges and clients and co-defending counsel. He is extremely bright and tactically astute, both excellent attributes. One of the most impressive juniors at the criminal Bar.’

St Ives Chambers is a ‘pool of highly talented criminal practitioners’ often involved in complex and lengthy murder trials and large-scale drug, firearm, and fraud conspiracies. The criminal practice group is led by ‘the tremendously diligent and hard-working’ Rebecca Wade who has ‘good judgement and great eye for detail’. Justin Jarmola is known for his ‘exceptional written advocacy’ and secured acquittal for a teenager defendant in a multi-week attempted murder trial. William Douglas-Jones ‘demonstrates the gravitas and demeanour of a highly experienced barrister’ and was led junior for a defendant in this 9-handed conspiracy to murder trial in the Crown Court.